How to Shop:
|Browse the Shopee Mall and choose an item for sale|
|Info about the seller and the item are provided on the item's page.|
|You can also see comments posted by other buyers and the seller's replies.|
|Shopee also lists similar items on the bottom of the page which are not necessarily from the same seller.|
|View all comments|
|When you click "Buy Now" you only choose the quantity of the item.|
|Checkout page. Here is also where you should apply discount codes.|
|Finalize chekout: Address, Shipping, Payment, Confirmation|
|If the seller doesn't offer free shipping, this is where you choose the shipping method you prefer.|
|Here's a sample from one of my orders. If you pay through the BPI or Metrobank app, you can send a screenshot instead.|
|Under the Me tab, if you click on My Purchases you can track your orders which are conveniently categorized into To Pay, To Ship, To Receive, Completed, Cancelled, and Return / Refund.|
|Here's what my Completed tab looks|
|Shopee keeps detailed info on every single order. You can see when I ordered, payment time, delivery time and completion times.|
Aaand that's all there is to it!
PROs and CONs
+Since I registered a couple of months ago, more and more of the local Fb shops I follow are registering on Shopee.
|Use all the codes! (jk you obvs just use one at a time)|
+That, coupled with the Shopee Guarantee is a win-win for both buyers and sellers. What is the Shopee Guarantee?
Shopee protects you by holding your payment until you confirm that you have received your goods. The payment is then released to the seller.
That's definitely something that Fb shops cannot offer. For more details, please read the FAQ HERE.
+Like most e-shopping apps, Shopee has a website. As a buyer, you can browse the Shopee Mall. As a seller, you can go to the Seller Centre. I haven't tried using the website version of Shoppe so I can't give you feedback about it. If you try it though, please share your experience in the comments section below!
It seems that the app doesn't have push notifications. You only receive a notification about unread messages when you open the app. After several updates since I ordered, it's still broken!
|I didn't receive the notification until I opened up the app!|
-If you noticed above, when you click Buy Now, you can only choose the quantity of the item. There's still no system for the buyer to choose what color/design/size to buy.
TIP: While the app indicates how many items the seller has in stock, you should make it a habit to confirm with the seller first before ordering.
-No Categories available when viewing individual shops. The only sorting used is that the Out of Stock items are at the end of the page. Other than that, there's no way to filter or sort the seller's items.
|The seller's page lists all items without categories.|
Compared to when you browse the Shopee Mall:
|Extended categories page|
Overall, Shopee is a solid app and all of my Fb stores should be on it! ;p The Shopee Guarantee saves me the trouble of setting up a meetup, and/or the anxiety of wondering if I'll ever receive my items or if the seller ran away with my hard-earned money!
This might be first of my Shopee entries. I have a few purchases that I could post a review of. 'Til next time!
Have you tried Shopee yet? What's your favorite shop? Post your comments and suggestions below!